Generic Azelex (Azelaic Acid) reduces the oiliness of the skin, suppresses the growth of bacteria, has an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect, slows down the process of keratinization of the epidermis.
How to use Generic Azelex
The basis of Generic Azelex is azelic acid, which helps to clean the ducts of the sebaceous glands, fights the appearance of acne, reduces the formation of gums, reduces the number of bacteria (Staphylococcus, propionic bacteria) on the skin surface. The amount of acid based on 100 g is 15 g. The active elements of all compounds interact with each other, enhancing the therapeutic effect of the drug.
Azelex is produced by the manufacturer in the form of a gel. It is white or similar to white and has a weak smell. The gel is packed in tubes with a dispenser of 5g, 15g or 30g.
Azelaic Acid action
Due to its texture, the drug is easily applied to the skin, quickly absorbed, without clogging the pores. Penetrating deep into the epidermis, the gel begins its therapeutic effect. Azelex has a broad effect:
- eliminates harmful bacteria in the layers of the epidermis;
- normalizes the process of exfoliation and keratinization of the skin;
- has an antioxidant effect;
- reduces the inflammatory process of the skin;
- eliminates redness from rosacea;
- has a depigmenting, anti-acne effect;
- reduces the amount of sebum;
- cleanses the pores.
Azelaic Acid has a bactericidal effect that prevents the formation of acne vulgaris and is an excellent drug for the care of problem skin. This gel is not addictive, does not affect the functioning of the liver and kidneys.
Indications for use of Generic Azelex
The drug is used in the treatment of inflammatory skin diseases and is prescribed in the following cases, providing a positive therapeutic effect
- rosacea at all stages;
- acne comedonica, acne vulgaris;
- oily skin shine;
- presence of harmful bacteria-propionibacteria, Staphylococcus epidermis;
- greasy plugs;
- pigmentation after inflammation;
- black dots.
Exposure to Azelaic Acid at the last stages of the inflammatory process with the formation of free fluid in the foci helps prevent the appearance of purulent lesions that affect the occurrence of repeated infection.
Contraindications and side effects
Generic Azelex has a minimal number of contraindications and is one of the safest drugs used in complex treatment with anti-inflammatory agents in the treatment of acne. The gel should not be applied if there is an individual intolerance to the components that make up the drug.
It is not recommended to take the product in summer, as the effect of ultraviolet light can cause the appearance of age spots and numerous freckles. During pregnancy and breast-feeding, the drug is used only after consulting with your doctor.
Side effects of the use of Azelaic Acid occur rarely and are manifested in the form of a feeling of tightness of the skin, itching, burning, peeling at the site of use of the ointment. Rare side effects are blisters, rash, hives.
Symptoms disappear when the drug is discontinued. If the undesirable effects remain for a long time, you should contact a specialist.
How to apply
The gel is applied to pre-cleansed skin with a soft cosmetic product or water and then dried. A strip of the drug with a length of 2-2.5 cm is applied evenly to the affected areas of the skin until it is completely absorbed by light massaging circular movements. The amount of gel spent depends on the area of the lesion. It is applied 2 times a day-in the morning and in the evening, with an interval of 10-12 hours. Depending on the stage of the disease, the duration of the course is from four to five months.
In case of progressive disease, Generic Azelex is prescribed in complex therapy. A relapse may occur in the first week of using the drug. In such cases, it is necessary to reduce the amount of drug use to once a day. After the inflammation disappears, the dose should be increased to twice a day.
Before you start taking Azelex, you need to make sure that there is no allergic reaction to this gel. If you want do this, you should squeeze a small amount of the drug and then rub it on the wrist, waiting for 20 minutes. If there are no allergy symptoms, the drug is ready for use.
Apply the product to the skin with care, avoiding accidental contact with the eyes or on the mucous membrane of the nose, mouth. In case of contact, wash the affected area quickly with running water. During the course of therapy, it is advisable to refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages, since alcohol changes the pharmacological properties of the gel, aggravating the course of the disease.